The moment I walked into the ice rink I felt I was there for the fights! My family did join in fans yelling “punch him in the face” for giggles, but not for real. We did witness plenty of pushing and shoving, but it was all in the name of a sport you would normally associate with South Florida. Despite that, we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Florida Panthers! Here is our NHL Florida Panthers Game Guide for Families.
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NHL Florida Panthers Game Guide for Families
Are the Florida Panther games family friendly? Should you take your kids to a Florida Panthers game? What should you expect for your family at an NHL game in the BB&T arena? We are covering those answers and more for you in our Family Guide to The NHL Florida Panthers game:
8 Tips Families Should Know About an NHL Florida Panthers Game
It is always a good idea to cool off and enjoy a Florida Panther game. This year it is extra special because the cats are celebrating their 25th anniversary! If this is your first game taking your family, keep in mind the following tips:
Show Off Your Panther Pride
Get to The Panther Game Early
While you can tailgate at the parking lot, I recommend you arrive early and visit the BB&T plaza right outside of the main entrance. That is because there is usually games and entertainment for everyone pre-game time. You can enjoy the different activities and booths available as well as have a hand at fun prizes. Another reason to arrive early is that sometimes there are special giveaways for the first people through the door. We missed out on the coolest Florida Panther caps. Don’t be us.
Parking at a Florida Panthers Game
Parking included in ticket price depending on the type of ticket you have. If you drive a Lexus you receive complimentary at the Lexus Lot get access via gates 5 and 6 entrances.
The Kids, Stanley, Viktor, and the Rat Pack
Hungry and Thirsty? No Problem
The food and drink offering at the home of the Florida Panthers is abundant and varied. You can go from local drinks like Buhda Beer or specialty ice creams to nationally known food retailers. Important to note for those with the right drink preferences, Coca-Cola products are served throughout. Bottom line, there is something to please every craving or picky eater.
Den of Honor Exhibit
Make sure you take the kids to see the cool exhibit on all things Florida Panthers. The kids especially liked the different team jerseys displayed and voted on their favorites.
Throw a Rat!
It used to be that after ever cat score, fans would throw plastic rats into the rink. That practice has been banned but you can still throw a rat at the end of the game.
Don’t Be In A Hurry To Leave
Stay for a few more minutes after the game. It helps you avoid the people rushing to leave which makes it easier not to lose anyone in the crowd. Also, when you stay after the game you get to see the three best players of the night who usually come out and may give a lucky fan a shirt, stick or puck.
Always Cheer On The Florida Panthers
No need to be blue after all the fun of attending a Florida Panther game with your family. You can definitively relieve the amazing memories and celebrate 25 years of ice hockey in South Florida! How? Have a picnic at the beach, park or your backyard and make sure to hand out the awesome limited edition 25th anniversary glass Coca-Cola Bottles. You can’t go wrong with them. Best way to join in the festivities, besides attending a game! Your friends and family will love you for the special token.
Did you know about the Coke unique Florida Panther glass bottles? I have my Coca-cola limited edition 25th anniversary glass bottle in hand. Hurry and get yours now!
ROAR, go cats!